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One of the toughest things about a healthy diet is the lack of delicious healthy sweet snacks available. If you have a sweet tooth, you're constantly suffering for it, right?
I have one of the BIGGEST sweet tooths. I could go forever without savory foods but take away sweets and I don't think you would want to be around me! The problem is that most healthy sweet snacks are bland, tasteless or impossibly complex to make. We don't all have French vanilla beans and wild agave at home right? (Well, you might but still!)
This chocolate dipping sauce for strawberries (or other fruit) solves that problem! It's a healthy sweet snack recipe that doesn't take a ton of time or fancy ingredients to make.
The best part of this healthy snack is that it adds sweetness to practically ANYTHING and you can adjust flavor to YOUR tastebuds.
Makes: 4 - 6 servings (depending on size of your sweet tooth!)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
There are a lot of healthy sweet recipes out there that aren't actually healthy once you take into account all the excess sugar and fat. Just because a recipe uses maple syrup instead of sugar or uses dairy-free ingredients doesn't make it healthy.
This is the thing that any healthy sweet, which actually tastes good, has to have sugar and/or fat in it (unless it is chemically manufactured.) All healthy sweet recipes with NATURAL ingredients will have fat, sugar or both. If they don't, you should be worried because it means they will either taste disgusting or there is compensation in the recipe somewhere!
The key to a healthy sweet snack recipe is moderation.
While putting maple syrup into a recipe doesn't make it automatically have less sugar, reducing total sugar content to a few spoonfuls instead of 1 cup makes a massive difference! The same goes for healthy fats like peanut butter and tahini. These are healthy foods but if you have loads of them then you're kind of defeating the purpose of a healthy diet.
To determine if a healthy sweet snack is actually healthy, look for a few things in the recipe: a) does it use natural ingredients? b) does it use a moderate or low amount of fat and sugar? and c) does it contain nutrients?
If you can answer yes to these questions, then that's a healthy sweet snack worth eating!
This chocolate dipping sauce meets all the requirements above! It uses natural ingredients, cuts down the sugar and fat content to just a few tablespoons (which are spread out over a few servings anyway) and it contains loads of nutrients!